Katrín Lea Elenudóttir Crowned Miss Universe Iceland 2018
Katrín Lea Elenudóttir was crowned as Miss Universe Iceland 2018 on August 22, 2018. She succeeds Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir as the new Miss Universe Iceland and will now represent Iceland at Miss Universe 2018 wherein Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor as next Miss Universe.
Katrín was born in Omsk, Russia to a Russian mother Elena Skorobogatova. As a child, she emigrated from Russia to Iceland, settling in Reykjavík. She is a student at Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík, which is considered to be the most prestigious high school in Iceland. Katrín began her pageantry career at Miss Universe Iceland 2018, competing as Miss Midnight Sun.
Iceland last placed at Miss Universe pageant in 2009 when Ingibjörg Ragnheiður Egilsdóttir was adjudged as Top 15 semi-finalist. The country came closest to winning Miss Universe crown in 1962 when Anna Geirsdóttir was titled as the first runner up. Despite of the placements, Iceland has never won the Miss Universe crown yet.